[webkit-dev] unwritten rules of webkit style

Ryan Leavengood leavengood at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 19:49:38 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 10:03 PM, Patrick Mueller<pmuellr at muellerware.org> wrote:
> And I certainly agree that the second form is better.  I can imagine a
> lawyer getting upset if they don't see the "Copyright (C)" on a line where
> they expect it ("OMG - YOU DIDN'T COPYRIGHT IT!!!")

Well strictly speaking copyright is assigned the moment you write
something, certainly in the US and I expect quite a few other
countries. For example this email is copyright to me the moment I send

So the notices at the tops of source files are probably more for the
convenience of readers, and could theoretically be recreated by the
source control history of each file.

So in general I think the format is up to each project, and should be
part of the coding guidelines, as they are becoming here.


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